The 10 Best Honeymoon Resorts in Bali for Luxury, Sustainability and Beyond

Slumber in the jungle.
AYANA Estate Bali Honeymoon Resort
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Suzie Dundas - The Knot Contributor.
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Suzie Dundas
Suzie Dundas - The Knot Contributor.
Suzie Dundas
The Knot Contributor
  • Suzie is a freelance writer for The Knot, with a focus on honeymoon content and couples’ travel.
  • She’s written for publications like Outside Magazine, TripSavvy, Insider, Playboy, Forbes, SkyLife Magazine, Popular Mechanics, the SF Chron and more.
  • Suzie is an avid traveller, and she’s both stayed in luxury over-the-water villas in the Maldives, and slept in the plastic tube of an indoor playground at an airport when he...
Updated Oct 30, 2023

The gorgeous country of Indonesia in southwest Asia has more than 17,000 islands, 6,000 of which are inhabited. And somehow, the island of Bali still manages to stand out among them as one of the best places in the world for a honeymoon. The island has a well-deserved reputation as a dream destination for honeymooners seeking a perfect blend of natural beauty, cultural richness, and romantic experiences. And the best Bali honeymoon resorts celebrate those special parts of the island, with accommodations that reflect the island's cultures, traditions, and inherent beauty.

Bali offers an extreme diversity of landscapes, from the picture-perfect beaches on the south coast to the cliffs and terraced fields of Ubud to the jungle-covered mountains and wildlife parks throughout the island. And the best Bali honeymoon resorts are scattered throughout the island, ranging from eco-conscious retreats that blend seamlessly with the island's natural beauty to opulent beachfront properties with late-night bars and restaurants. The 10 Bali honeymoon resorts below are nothing short of magical, representing the best of the island's unique, romantic, and luxurious honeymoon options.

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Aerial view of Rice Terrace in Bali Indonesia
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The Bali honeymoon resorts below were suggested not just because they're dazzling and posh, but because they all offer something unique to make your honeymoon extra-special. From artistic and sustainable architecture to access to the island's best beaches, the list below is your shortlist for planning the perfect Bali honeymoon.

Amandari, Ubud

Amandari resort for honeymoon in Indonesia
Photo: Amandari Resort

Amandari Resort in Ubud is an extremely high-end and luxurious Bali honeymoon resort in the artsy and hip town of Ubud. Like all Aman properties, it's one of the most unique and highly regarded hotels in the world. Amandari is surrounded by tropical forest with an architectural design that draws inspiration from traditional Balinese villages. Expect thatched-roof suites and villas with private outdoor terraces (some with plunge pools), plus daily afternoon tea and daily fresh breakfasts.

The resort's shared space includes an infinity pool overlooking the Ayung River Gorge, and the on-site butlers can arrange everything from flower baths to private traditional art classes to couples wellness sessions with the resident spiritual healer.

Jl. Raya Kedewatan, Kedewatan, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia

4.5 Star Rating | Read Reviews

Batu Karang Lembongan Resort & Spa, Nusa Lembongan

Batu Karang Lembongan Resort & Spa for honeymoon in Indonesia
Photo: Batu Karang Lembongan Resort & Spa

Batu Karang Lembongan Resort & Spa is a cliffside resort cascading down an ocean-view hillside on Nusa Lembongan. It's a dreamy and romantic escape with top-tier service and a prime location overlooking a shallow cove ideal for swimming and beginner surfing.

The resort's accommodations, which include spacious villas and elegant suites, are thoughtfully designed to provide the utmost privacy and comfort for couples. Many rooms come with sparkling plunge pools, outdoor showers and jacuzzi tubs, and private balconies or terraces that make an ideal spot for a romantic sunrise breakfast or a sunset toast.

Batu Karang Lembongan's signature spa (the Lulur Spa) offers rejuvenating couples' treatments using locally sourced ingredients. Breakfast is included with an extensive menu, and the multiple bars and cabana areas are a wonderful place to while away an afternoon. While Batu Karang isn't on the beach, it's just a short walk away, and also close to beach bars, scuba diving shops, and top-tier restaurants. All Batu Karang guests receive complimentary pickups from the island's ferry terminal, making it easy to reach without the need for much planning.

4.5 Star Rating | Read Reviews

Jungutbatu, Nusa Penida, Klungkung Regency, Bali 80771, Indonesia

Meliã Bali, Nusa Dua

Meliã Bali resort pool for honeymoon in Indonesia
Photo: Meliã Bali

If you're looking for an all-inclusive honeymoon resort in Bali, consider Meliā Bali. It offers standard and all-inclusive packages at the stunning resort just steps from Nusa Dua's best beaches. All meals are included, as is the resort's open bar.

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And couples at this Bali honeymoon resort can enjoy those drinks in any number of places. The resort has five restaurants, a massive lagoon-style pool, and a private beach. It also offers an even more luxurious experience at the mini-resort within this larger all-inclusive honeymoon resort, called "The Level." Guests who book that level of service can expect access to a private adults-only pool, a separate check-in experience, afternoon tea service and more.

Regardless of which level of service you book, you may want to consider a night or two at the Melia Bali on the front of backend of your honeymoon because of the private lounge. If your flight arrives early or leaves late, you can relax at the arrival and departures lounge while you're waiting, rather than sitting at the airport early. FYi: most check-in counters at Denpasar Airport arrive only about 2 hours before take-off, so if you get to the airport early, you'll likely be sitting on the floor while you wait to be able to drop your bag.

4.5 Star Rating | Read Reviews

Jl. Kw. Nusa Dua Resort Itdc Lot 1, Jl. Nusa Dua, Benoa, Kec. Kuta Sel., Bali, 80363, Indonesia

Kupu Kupu Barong Villas & Spa by l'Occitane, Ubud

Kupu Kupu Barong Villas & Spa by l'Occitane honeymoon resort in Bali
Photo: Kupu Kupu Barong Villas & Spa by l'Occitane

If you want a budget honeymoon resort in Bali, look no further than Kupu Kupu Barong Villas & Spa by l'Occitane. While there are many hotels on the island with starting rates closer to $50, if you want a high-end experience at a low price, it's hard to find a better spot. The per night rate starts at well under $100 but has many amenities and features of a high-end hotel.

Honeymooners at this budget-friendly Bali resort get private thatched-roof villas, shared and private infinity pools, butler service, an on-site spa with treatments along the river, and multiple options for dining and drinks. Honeymooners should ask in advance about arranging a private sunset dinner on the infinity pool platform, surrounded by the reflection of trees, stars, and pinks and purples as it reflects on the calm blue water. Many rooms are also open air (with mosquito nets, of course), giving the feel of sleeping in the treetops, looking down on the jungle below.

Jl. Raya Kedewatan, Kedewatan, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia

4.5 Star Rating | Read Reviews

Ayana Resort Bali, Jimbaran

Ayana Resort Bali for honeymoon
Photo: Ayana Resort Bali

AYANA Resort in Bali, formerly known as AYANA Resort and Spa, is a luxurious and romantic destination that stands out for its unique features, making it an ideal choice for honeymooners. It's a cliff top haven on the Jimbaran coast, with panoramic views of the Indian Ocean and reliably stunning sunsets. But what distinguishes this Bali honeymoon resort is its stunning Rock Bar, known as one of the prettiest coastal bars on the continent. It's a super-chic place for dinner and drinks, with multiple platforms built directly into the natural rock (and access via a private funicular).

Rooms at Ayana Resort Bali are some of the largest on the island with a more classically elegant theme; it feels like you're sleeping in an Indonesian royal palace. It's also arguably the best honeymoon resort in Bali for anyone who prefers pools to the beach. With 14 pools, including a salt water hydrotherapy pool and an indoor-outdoor pool for when you need a break from the sun, you could spend a full week there and never dip your toes in the same water twice.

That said, Kubu Beach is also on property, and the elevator-access beach tucked into a rocky cove is definitely worth a visit.

4.5 Star Rating | Read Reviews

647Q+GP, Jimbaran, Kec. Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali, Indonesia

The Laguna, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Nusa Dua, Bali

The Laguna Resort for honeymoon in Bali
Photo: The Laguna Resort

The Laguna Resort in Bali is all about the numbers. It has seven big swimming pools, six restaurants and bars, and a luxurious five-star rating, which makes it perfect for a romantic Bali honeymoon for two. The sprawling resort is in Nusa Dua, near some of the prettiest sandy beaches on the south shore of the island. It's also only a short drive from the airport, making the region an ideal place to stay on the beginning or end of a longer trip.

The Laguna is a highly sought-after destination for Bali honeymooners, thanks to a few especially enchanting features. The first are the rooms: while all the rooms are lovely, the hotel offers both lagoon rooms with direct access to the largest "lagoon" pool, and high-end villas with private pools. All rooms have butler service, making it easy to arrange spa services, floating breakfasts, or tracking down exotic fruits to compliment your evening cocktail.

The Laguna is steps from the beach, though there are plenty of opportunities to use cabanas and sun loungers are the hotel's many pools and garden areas, too. Be sure to spend at least one evening at De Bale Lounge & Bar, where there's a nightly musical show based on Indonesian traditions.

4.5 Star Rating | Read Reviews

Kawasan Pariwisata, Jl. Nusa Dua No.2, Benoa, Kec. Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80363, Indonesia

Hanging Gardens of Bali, Ubud

Hanging Gardens of Bali honeymoon resort
Photo: The Hanging Gardens of Bali

The Hanging Gardens of Bali is a luxurious and extremely private resort tucked into the central part of the island in Ubud, surrounded by dense jungles, rice paddies, and gorgeous rocky ravines. While there are many romantic honeymoon resorts in Bali, the Hanging Gardens of Bali are unlike any other you'll find, with a lofted vantage point high above the jungle.

The resort is famous for its iconic split-level infinity pools that seemingly "float" in the treetops. It's serene and intimate, with breathtaking views of the Ayung River and full of secluded areas for honeymooners to snuggle up in secluded bliss. Rooms also have private pool villas and terraces, offer couples a sense of seclusion and exclusivity, making it perfect for those seeking quiet moments together.

Dining at the Hanging Gardens is an experience in its own, too, with an open-air restaurant where you can dine surrounded by the sounds of the jungle. Spa treatments, too, are outdoors under swaying palm fronds, and since you're only about 15 minutes from the center of Ubud, it's easy to take advantage of the hotel's local guided tours, ranging from meditation and temple tours to cooking classes and hikes to hidden waterfalls.

4.5 Star Rating | Read Reviews

Buahan, Payangan, Gianyar Regency, Bali 80571, Indonesia

Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan, Ubud

Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan for honeymoon
Photo: Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan

The Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan is a world-renowned luxury resort. It's extremely pricey, but it's one of the prettiest and most unique Four Seasons resorts in the world, with opulent amenities, impeccable service, and some of the prettiest hotel rooms in Indonesia.

The resort's private pool villas offer couples seclusion and luxury, with endless options for in-room pampering and romantic experiences — massages, dinners, and breakfast in bed are all daily options.

One of the best things about staying at the Four Seasons in Ubud is that you can book a dual honeymoon package, visiting both the Ubud property and the beachfront Four Seasons Jimbaran. Honeymooners can choose from multi-day spa packages focused on couples' wellness, or opt for private activities like jungle picnics, painting classes, or river rafting.

In terms of accommodations, rooms have indoor and outdoor living space, and soaking tubs, outdoor showers, and guests have access to everything from complimentary daily yoga to garden tours to guided art walks throughout the property.

5.0 Star Rating | Read Reviews

Jl. Raya Sayan, Sayan, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia

ZIN Canggu Resort & Villas, Canggu

Aerial view of ZIN Canggu Resort & Villas honeymoon resort in Bali
Photo: ZIN Canggu Resort & Villas

While Ubud and Seminyak are generally the most popular places for travelers to stay on Ubud, Canggu is becoming increasingly popular. It's a thriving surf town, with a Bohemian vibe many travelers compare to how Ubud was a decade ago.

And ZIN Canggu exemplifies that free, unexpected spirit. It has a natural and organic feel, but enough glam and vintage decor elements to make it feel truly five-star. It's a boutique hotel with lots of open-air social space and several room types, including villas with private pools. All rooms are bright and modern with details like cement walls, lofted ceilings, and modern Balinese art. It's only about a five-minute walk to the beach, which also makes it within walking distance to Canggu's best romantic restaurants, cutest coffee shops, and best boutique shopping.

5.0 Star Rating | Read Reviews

Jl. Nelayan No.78, Canggu, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Ulaman Eco Luxury Resort, Ubud

Ulaman Eco Luxury Resort for honeymoon in Bali
Photo: Ulaman Eco Luxury Resort

Ulaman Eco Luxury Resort in Bali is one of the most unique resorts in Asia, renowned for its combination of romance, sustainability, and artistic architecture, making it an exceptional choice for a Bali honeymoon resort. If you love intimate experiences and one-of-a-kind experiences, book at least a few nights there.

It sits in the Balinese countryside in Ubud and is a true eco-friendly sanctuary. It's also stunning, built with natural materials like rammed earth, bamboo, and natural stone to form enormous connected structures reminiscent of bird's nests. A high-end restaurant sits over a series of jungle waterfalls, and many of the rooms are gracefully arched elevated huts with massive windows and balconies raised above the rice terraces and jungle.

It has only 20 villas, all either with private pools or access to the resort's shared pool. And in addition to a commitment to sustainable building, the resort also supports sustainable communities, working directly with local guides, yogis, and artists to offer activities to couples such as blessing ceremonies, village touts, or organic (and locally sourced) cooking classes.

Ulaman Eco Luxury Resort isn't as luxurious (or expensive) as some other resorts on this list, but for honeymooners seeking a unique, sustainable, and intimate experience in Ubud, it's hard to beat.

5 Star Rating | Read Reviews

Ulaman Road, Buwit, Kediri, Tabanan Regency, Bali 82121, Indonesia

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